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  • 6-March-2015

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    Boosting growth and reducing informality in Mexico

    Mexico has embarked on a bold package of structural reforms that will help it to break away from three decades of slow growth and low productivity. Major structural measures have been legislated to improve competition, education, energy, the financial sector, labour, infrastructure and the tax system, among many, and implementation has started in earnest.

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  • 18-February-2015

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    Governing the City: The case study of Puebla-Tlaxcala, Mexico

    This chapter begins with a brief socio-economic and institutional overview of the Puebla-Tlaxcala metropolitan region. It then explores the current status of inter-municipal collaboration in two major sectors for urban development: transport and land use. Finally, it reviews existing metropolitan collaboration tools.

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  • 6-January-2015

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    Urban Policy Reviews: Mexico 2015

    In parallel to a sweeping structural reform agenda, Mexico announced in 2013 a new approach to housing and urban policy. Calling for a more explicit qualitative focus on housing and the urban environment, the policy shift is a welcome development.

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  • 21-November-2013

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    Mexico needs to tackle ever rising obesity, says OECD Health at a Glance report

    Mexico needs serious investment in prevention programmes to address its massive, and still rising, obesity rate, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 15-November-2013

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    Green growth challenges and the need for an energy reform in Mexico

    As Mexico seeks to boost economic growth, pressures on its natural resources and environmental outcomes may intensify, jeopardizing the sustainability of that growth and the well-being of the population.

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  • 2-September-2013

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    Improving Education in Mexico: A State-level Perspective from Puebla

    This book suggests strategies for building an education model that could inspire other Mexican states and fuel federal reform efforts.

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  • 5-August-2013

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    Improving fiscal federal relations for a stronger Mexico

    Mexico has achieved a high degree of decentralisation in public services, but the Mexican fiscal federal system has important shortcomings. States and municipalities have become heavily dependent on federal transfers to finance a growing share of public spending.

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  • 17-July-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 318: How redistributive is fiscal policy in Latin America? The case of Chile and Mexico

    Fiscal policy plays an essential role in reducing income inequality in OECD countries while this effect tends to be lower in Latin American economies. This paper adds to the discussion by looking at the issue from a tax-benefit analysis perspective; namely by estimating the impact of the welfare system on the different income groups in Chile and Mexico.

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  • 11-April-2013

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    The determinants of informality in Mexico’s states

    Informality has important implications for productivity, economic growth, and the inequality of income. In recent years, the extent of informal employment has increased in many of Mexico's states, though highly heterogeneously.

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  • 11-April-2013

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    Legal reform, contract enforcement and firm size in Mexico

    Legal systems provide the basic institutions for firms and markets to operate. Their quality can have important consequences on the size distribution of firms, who rely on them for contract enforcement. This paper uses the variation in legal system quality across states in Mexico to examine the relationship between judicial quality and firm size.

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